One way to tell you’re on the way of becoming an ultrarunner

Please don't read any further if you are podophobic. There are some graphic details below! Good you are still here. It's the second time it's happening to me and I guess this time I jumped immediately to the last stage of grieving (acceptance). The first time I definitely hit the first stage (disbelief). My tip: be prepared and accept the fact it will happen to you too. So what's this bad thing...

Why I run…

Of course I wouldn’t be running if I didn’t love running. I love the outdoors, the training, the sense of adventure when racing ultra’s. And after running for a lot of years, you could also say I’m an addict. I need the adrenaline, endorphins and everything else. But there are two reasons that are more fundamental to who I am as a person and why running helps. Solving puzzles When I...

Recovery debt…

One of the challenges I have is what I call recovery debt. I’ll explain. A normal training-week looks like this. I run 5 days a week. Friday’s are my long run days as I don’t work and the kids go to school (8:30-15:00) so after dropping them off, I can run. The other four days are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Sunday during the day and the others in the evening usually after 20:00...

Here we go…

This is me: Father (Fien & Bram)Husband (Irma)Freelancer (Clear&Done)Runner Nothing special, except for the fact that running is a bit different for me than for most people. I usually say: I'm a runner, but a bit on the extreme side of running. I like to run distances over a marathon and preferably in the mountains... ultra trails. People look at me like I'm crazy, and I probably am... A...